EMYSystem Species Page: Indotestudo forstenii
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Testudinidae (Tortoises)
SubfamilySubfamily Testudininae ()
GenusGenus Indotestudo (Asian Tortoises)
SpeciesSpecies Indotestudo forstenii (Travancore Tortoise)
range of species Indotestudo forstenii
approximate range
Original Description Schlegel and Müller 1844 : 30
Type Locality "Gilolo" [= Halmahera Island, Moluccas, Indonesia]
Holotype Not stated; RMNH 3811 designated lectotype by Hoogmoed and Crumly 1984:245.
Original name Testudo forstenii
Common name Travancore Tortoise
Distribution Sulawesi (= Celebes) and Halmahera Islands, Indonesia and Kerala, India
Comments Geochelone travancorica Boulenger (1907:560) is considered to be a synonym according to Hoogmoed and Crumly (1984). Reviewed by Groombridge (1982; as Geochelone travancorica and G. forstenii), Tikader and Sharma (1985; as Geochelone travancorica), Moll (in Swingland and Klemens, 1989), and Das (1991).
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